What is Lean Manufacturing:
Lean Manufacturing is a process of continuous improvement which focuses upon the elimination of waste in the value stream by removing or minimizing non-value-added activities and resources.
Many in the Lean community refer to the process as the Lean Journey. You never reach the end because there is always room for improvement. You never reach perfection, so don't even attempt to get there immediately. Take it one step at a time and build upon your successes. Many of the tools can be applied separately and inexpensively for immediate, on-going favorable results. They will favorably impact delivery performance, quality, profitability and/or inventories. Therefore, select your projects based upon the biggest bang for the buck and the highest probability of success.
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